City Paper is not for tourists
Air hockey and foosball are fun and all, but there’s more fringe benefits for reporters and editors. Here’s an excerpt from an internal WaPo memo:
Beginning on Monday, March 3rd
The Washington Post has teamed up with Bergmann’s Cleaners to provide convenient dry-cleaning services to all Post employees at our Northwest offices. All employees will receive a 20% discount off Bergmann’s regular prices. Besides dry-cleaning, Bergmann’s also offers a variety of other services such as: laundry, alterations, drapes, rug cleaning, and much more.
Hmmm, 20 percent discount. Doesn’t that qualify as a gift to Post reporters. Isn’t that a violation of Post policy? Is this an issue for Deborah Howell? (That’s the paper’s ombudsman)